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Thursday 2 October 2014

Best beauty buys

Andrea Byrne

Published 21/04/2013 | 05:00

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From left: All Day Waterproof Brow Colour, €18 Stila,€17 MAC, Long-lasting Brown Pen €9.99 Gosh,
Sheer Skin Illuminator, €42.69; Salon Pro Nail Polish, €6.95

The three best...brow pens

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All Day Waterproof Brow Colour, €18 Stila, available in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin

The great thing about this product is that it leaves a lot less room for error than, say, a wax or powder-based brow kit. The light shade is ideal for blondes, who so often get overlooked when it comes to brows.

Eye Brows, €17 MAC, available in Brown Thomas and BT2 stores

The smooth, thin crayon tip lends itself nicely to drawing light, natural strokes. Even though it doesn't claim to be water- or humidity-proof, it lasted perfectly all day.

Long-lasting Brown Pen, RRP €9.99 Gosh, available in pharmacies nationwide or from gosh.ie

Available in five shades, this goes on liquidy but dries to a matt finish. It made my brows appear full without looking overly harsh or artificial. Also, the skinny, tapered tip makes it really easy to use.

*Star buy

Salon Pro Nail Polish, €6.95

Rimmel, available nationwide

The oversized flexible brush makes for easy application and the intense formula means that two coats are more than enough to deliver a glossy, Shellac-like finish.

Oh, if you need further impetus, Queen of Cool, Kate Moss, was instrumental in choosing nine colours of the 22-strong collection.

*product of the week

Sheer Skin Illuminator, €42.69

Giorgio Armani, available from Brown Thomas Dublin

Available in tons of shades, this leaves a dewy but not overly glittery finish to the skin.

It can be applied anywhere that you want to highlight without upsetting your make-up.

It even works well over powder products.

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